[CCMC 14201-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a breather-type sheathing membrane  in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code provision Solution type Sheathing Membrane Material StandardAlternative

The above opinion is based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

  Product information

Product name


Product description

MASTERMAX PREMIUM 100 is a  triple-layer, breathable underlayment consisting of a microporous film between two layers of non-woven polypropylene. It serves as a water-resistant, vapour-permeable membrane in cladding systems.

The product is black on the topside and white on the underside.  It is 0.53 mm thick and is available in rolls that are 1.5 m wide × 50 m long,  2.74 m wide × 30.48 m long, and 0.92 m wide × 30.48 m long.

The rolled material is applied over exterior sheathing material so that it forms a continuous envelope around the entire building.

Installation of the product
Figure 1. Installation of MASTERMAX PREMIUM 100

Manufacturing plants

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plants:

  • Aschersleben, Germany

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The product can be used as a breather-type sheathing membrane under commonly used types of exterior cladding to reduce the risk of water infiltration. The main purpose is to create a continuous envelope around the occupied areas of residential or light commercial construction. Such continuity is achieved by overlapping the membrane per Article, Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation, of Division B of NBC 2015 (joints must be lapped not less than 100 mm) or sealing the product either to itself (using CCMC-evaluated contractor sheathing tape) or to other construction materials (using an acoustical sealant). Where a CCMC-evaluated tape is required to provide continuity, its adhesion over MASTERMAX PREMIUM 100 must be validated. The membrane continuity at penetrations is beyond the scope of this evaluation and must be achieved according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  •  A conforming installation must be:
    • installed with the printed side facing outward;
    • protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun within 60 days;
    • installed according to Article, Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation, of Division B of the NBC 2015 and the manufacturer’s current instructions;
    • installed with a minimum 10-mm air space between the sheathing membrane and the cladding, unless the cladding has been deemed to not require an air space (i.e., deemed by the CCMC or by building officials based on past cladding performance); and
    • installed with the material overlapping 300 mm at vertical joints and 150 mm at horizontal joints. Note: joints must be taped and the material must be sealed around both window and door openings.
  • A concealed air space exceeding 25 mm in width must contain proper fire blocks in accordance with Subsection 9.10.16., Fire Blocks, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product must be clearly identified with the phrase “CCMC 14201-R.”

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072510.03-15CCMC Technical Guide for Sheathing Membrane, Breather Type

The Report Holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Performance requirements
Results of testing MASTERMAX PREMIUM 100 to the CCMC Technical Guide
Property Unit Requirements Results
Sheet width  Tolerance: –6 mm of specified width  Pass
Tensile strength   N/mm ≥ 3.5  4.69
Water vapour permeance  ng/(Pa·s·m2)  ≥ 170  3 256
Water vapour permeance of UV- and heat-aged samples  ng/(Pa·s·m2)  ≥ 170  2 816
Tensile strength after UV exposure  % retention of original  ≥ 90  97
Tensile strength after UV exposure and heat aging  % retention of original  ≥ 85  99
Water ponding of original samples No leakage PassTable footnote (1)
Water ponding of UV- and heat-aged samples No leakage PassTable footnote (1)


Administrative information


This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a part of the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The evaluation must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments and the legislated applicable building code in effect.

The CCMC was established in 1988 on behalf of the applicable regulator (i.e., the provinces and territories) to ensure—through assessment—conformity of alternative and acceptable solutions to regional building codes as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) as part of the issuance of a building permit.

It is the responsibility of the local AHJs, design professionals, and specifiers to confirm that the evaluation is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later issue. Please refer to the website or contact:

Canadian Construction Materials Centre
Construction Research Centre
National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
Telephone: 613-993-6189
Fax: 613-952-0268

The NRC has evaluated the material, product, system or service described herein only for those characteristics stated herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (i.e., AHJs, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is only valid when the product is installed in strict compliance with the stated conditions and limitations of evaluation and the applicable local building code. In circumstances where no applicable local building permit is issued and that no confirmation of compliance ‘for use in the intended field application’ is undertaken, this evaluation is null and void in all respects. This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind, expressed, or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated material, product, system or service described herein. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use and reliance on the information contained in this evaluation with respect to its compliance to the referenced code(s) and standard(s). The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.


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